SambaDá, Afrofunk Experience

Carnaval Celebration with

SambaDá

Afrofunk Experience

Sun · May 26, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$18 adv / $20 door

This event is all ages

SambaDá
SambaDá
SambaDá musically unites the Americas, drawing from percussion-based styles of South and Central American samba and salsa, and blending them with the funk!

While Brazilian natives Papiba Godinho and Dandha da Hora bring their profound knowledge and respect for the roots of afro-brazilian song and dance, the entire band has developed a type of samba-reggae-funk with a universal appeal. SambaDá musically unites the Americas, drawing from percussion based styles of South and Central America, and blends it with that good old funk and reggae back beat so familiar to crowds of North America.

For over ten years, SambaDá has been mixing contemporary sounds with the roots of brazilian culture. Papiba is a master of Capoeira, an Afro Brazilian martial art form created by Brazilian slaves, which draws on music and acrobatic movements. Dandha was born into the rich Afro Brazilian traditions of Salvador, Bahia and the Carnival Group Ile Aiye, and started her dancing career at age 6. Ile Aiye has been in the forefront of Civil Rights in Brazil, promoting equality and justice, and is widely recognized as the first Afro Brazilian BLOCO or group to perform in Brazil's notorious Carnival celebrations.

The other members of SambaDá come from a wide range of styles, generations and sensibilities. What unites this band from such diverse backgrounds is a magic that can be felt by both the band and the audience. SambaDá brings joy to each performance, and keeps their fans asking for more!!
Afrofunk Experience
Afrofunk Experience
The Afrofunk Experience – A mix of original music influenced by the African diaspora: AFROBEAT, ROCK, REGGAE, AND FUNK.

The Musicians:
Guitarist/Singer David James (Spearhead, The Coup, Beth Custer) brings his sinewy style to counter the funk-metal stylings of lead guitarist Ken House (H.P. Riot). The precise funk-rock drumming of Paul Oliphant (Smoked Out Soul) with Wendell Rand's (Afrolicious, Tracorum, Youssoupha Sidibe) muscular dance grooves keep the band tight, while Andre Webb (Sila, Brass Boppers) wails, his trombone producing a sound that encompasses classic Funk, Afrobeat and Reggae. Percussionist B. Lee thickens and adds flavor to the mix, and on top of all this, Sandy House adds her sultry voice and powerful stage presence.

AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE
Ken House – Guitar, Vocals
Sandy House – Vocals
David James – Guitar, Vocals
David Boyce – Saxophone
Andre Webb – Trombone
Wendell Rand – Bass
Paul Oliphant – Drums
B. Lee – Percussion
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com